Tenders and Government Procurement Contracts

  • We are Israel's leading commercial law firm in the field of public procurement and tenders, acting on all aspects of the regulated and non-regulated procurement process. We represent bidders, concessionaires and investors on tenders as well as various governmental bodies, municipalities, health service funds and special purpose government companies formed to issue and conduct tenders for large projects.

     

    The firm acts for both foreign and domestic companies, bid vehicles, concessionaires, consortium members, consultants and investors at all stages of the tender and bidding process. Our services include advising on pre-qualification documents; drafting agreements between members of the bidding consortium; drafting subcontracting agreements; advising on compliance with any applicable minimum value of subcontracting with local entities; advising on the financing structure, preparing the bid documents; and otherwise structuring the bid in a manner that is compliant with public procurement requirements.

     

    For our public sector clients, our services include:

     

    • Advising on procurement strategy
    • Structuring and drafting of requests for proposals and pre-qualification documents
    • Drafting of tender documents and concession agreements and the process for preparing and accepting of bids so that the whole procurement process complies with Israel's Mandatory Tenders Law

     

    The tender process attracts a considerable amount of litigation, whether relating to the tender itself or the actual work or services carried out under the tender. We have considerable experience in raising or defending any legal challenges arising from any tender.

    • Representing the Israel Electric Corporation on the tender process for the engineering, procurement, supply and supervision of the installation and commissioning of 8 DeNox high dust power plant units. This was a project to reduce carbon emissions from Israel’s major power stations (the Rothenberg Power station in South Israel and two power plant sites in Hadera) using the selective catalytic redactive (SER) system
    • Representing the joint venture vehicle of Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering Ltd. (Israel's largest civil engineering company) and Ashtrom Properties Ltd. (one of Israel's largest construction companies) in two tenders published by the Israel Ports Company for the construction of the Bay Port in Haifa and the South Port in Ashdod
    • Representing the IVM consortium (which comprised Minrav Holdings Ltd. and Sacyr Vallehermoso SA) in connection with the tender to build and operate a seawater desalination plant in Ashdod that was awarded to it by Mekorot (the Israeli national water company)
    • Representing Minrav Engineering and Construction Ltd. in its participation in the tender for the extension of the Rambam Hospital in Haifa, a complex project which included the construction of a three level underground car park (convertible into a 2,000-bed emergency hospital), two new hospital towers and a system of underground walkways between the various buildings within the hospital
    • Representing Minrav Engineering and Construction Ltd. in its successful bid in the tender to construct a wide range of large-scale infrastructure projects in connection with the expansion of Terminal 3 at Ben Gurion Airport
    • Representing Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering Ltd. in respect of its participation in the tender to construct the northern extension of the Cross Israel Highway (Route 6)
    • Representing the Israel Electric Corporation on the tender process for the engineering, procurement, supply and supervision of the installation and commissioning of 8 DeNox high dust power plant units
    • Representing Electra, a significant operator in the field of large-scale electromechanical systems, construction and infrastructure projects, and Dalkia, an energy services manager and subsidiary of Veolia Environnement, in their participation in a tender for the improvement of energy efficiency in 19 hospitals around the country
    • Representing the Israel Electric Corporation on the tendering of a project relating to the design, delivery, installation, integration, testing, and operation of a Smart Grid system to enable bi-directional communication to smart meters, in-home display of consumption data, and low voltage power lines
    • Representing Supergas Israel Gas Distribution Co. Ltd. in connection with its bid for the construction and operation of a natural gas distribution system for the South of Israel
    • Representing the Israel Electric Corporation on the tender process for the engineering, procurement, supply and supervision of the installation and commissioning of 3 power plant units to be built in the Negev
    • Representing Reshet, one of Israel's major terrestrial broadcasters, in its successful participation in the tender for the franchise for Channel 2, Israel’s first commercial TV station
    • Representing Minrav Holdings Ltd. and AstraZeneca plc on their participation in a tender to establish a life science incubator as part of the Office of the Chief Scientist's incubator program
    • Represented the tender committee of Bar Ilan University in relation to a tender issued by the University to install a new University wide computing and information technology system
    • Drafting the tender documents for Weizmann Institute of Science in respect of its tender for horticultural and landscape gardening services at the Institute. We also advised the tender committee of the Institute on its review of all bids for the tender offers